I didn't used to enjoy the sounds of a banjo, but I'm noticing that more and more I am loving its unique sound!
I love its brash, sparkling cheerfulness. You can be singing "Goin' down the road feelin' bad... I ain't gonna be treated this a' way!", and the banjo makes it feel like a happy song!
Have you listened to Bella Fleck And The Flecktones?